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Crash Helicopter Crashes Killing 19 in Flames in Vietnam

Monday, July 7, 2014
By George Hatcher
Crash Helicopter Crashes Killing 19 in Flames in Vietnam

A helicopter exercise in Vietnam killed 19 of 21 people aboard on July 7, 2014 at 7:50 a.m. Vietnam People’s Army Air Force (VPAAF), Regiment 91 suffered a loss of 19 when the Mil Mi-171 helicopter engaged in a parachute training mission crashed near village 11 in Thach That district, Vietnam, managing to impact... »

3 Dead in Ukrainian Military Helicopter Crash

Monday, June 23, 2014
By George Hatcher
3 Dead in Ukrainian Military Helicopter Crash

Three people lost their lives after an on-duty Ukrainian military helicopter crashed in Kharkov Region of eastern Ukraine. According to the Interior Ministry of the Ukraine, “On June 21, the regional Interior Ministry department unit received a report from the search and rescue emergencies center’s officer on duty stating that a Mil Mi-8T helicopter... »

UN Chopper Down in Monrovia with Injuries

Thursday, April 24, 2014
By George Hatcher
UN Chopper Down in Monrovia with Injuries

Impromptu landing in Thinkers Village in Monrovia. An RA 22426 United Nations helicopter carrying 5 health workers and 4 crew from Spriggs Payne Airport to River Gee, Fishtown made a forced landing when the pilot detected engine problems. Only the pilot and possibly a crew member sustained injuries; apparently they had deep cuts in... »

Mil Crash in Borneo

Sunday, November 10, 2013
By George Hatcher

An Indonesian Army Mil Mi-17B-5 en route to a construction site so remote it can only be reached by helicopter was flying from Tarakan to Malinau with a crew of construction workers and a 1,100 pound construction cargo when the helicopter developed engine trouble. Eight crew and eleven civilian construction workers went down in... »

Russian Helicopter Crash Kills 3

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
By George Hatcher
Russian Helicopter Crash Kills 3

On Sept 9, a DOSAAF-operated Mil Mi-2 helicopter en route from Starorusskoye to Poronaysk Russia crashed with three aboard on Sakhalin Island. There were no survivors. The helicopter, registration HS-TEF, is a total loss. The crew was monitoring rivers when it crashed about 30 kilometers from Dolinsk. Emergency services responded, including the Dolinskogo fire... »

Gazpromavia Mil Crash Kills 7

Monday, July 15, 2013
By George Hatcher
Gazpromavia Mil Crash Kills 7

On July 14, 2013, a Gazpromavia Mil Mi-8 helicopter took off, made a hard landing at Igolsko-Talovoye oil field and rolled over on its side. Fourteen workers and three crew were aboard. There were seven fatalities on the scene. The condition of the other seven aboard has not been released. In 2010 there was... »

More about the Helicopter Crash in Yakutia

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
By George Hatcher
More about the Helicopter Crash in Yakutia

photographer Ivandalavia Currently, there are five reported survivors: the flight crew of three, and a woman with a child. The flight manifest lists 28 aboard, including 9 children plus 2 infants. A dense fog and heavy rains hampered search crews that included Mi-8 helicopters, an AN-26 plane and an An-74. Deputy of parliament of... »

Breaking news: Helicopter Crash in Yakutia

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
By George Hatcher

On July 2, a Polyarnye Avialinii airline Mil Mi-8 helicopter en route from Deputatsky (a village) was on a routine flight when air traffic control lost contact. The chopper was flying from the village of Deputatsky to Kazachye village. The helicopter flew over a pass, encountered severe turbulence reported as “a powerful air stream.”... »

Indian Rescue Chopper Crashes During Flood Evacuation

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
By George Hatcher
Indian Rescue Chopper Crashes During Flood Evacuation

On Jun 25, 2013, an Indian Air Force Mil Mi-17 V5 newly acquired helicopter was on a rescue/medical mission assisting victims of floods in Northern India when it crashed in bad weather (rain and fog). An Indian newspaper says there were 19 aboard, including NDRF, ITBP and IAF personnel. The helicopter was from Barrackpore... »

Helicopter Goes Missing in Siberia

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
By George Hatcher
Helicopter Goes Missing in Siberia

On May 6, 2013, 9 people aboard an Angara Airlines Mil Mi-8T were lost during a rescue operation in Siberia. Update Fragments of missing Mi-8 helicopter found in Irkutsk The helicopter was participating in a flood rescue and was carrying 1.9 tons of explosives for blasting ice dams in the river. Missing are three... »

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